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With only a few days left before the release of their new album Are You Kidding Me? No., Milan, Italy natives DESTRAGE have teamed up with Metal Insider for an exclusive premiere of the album’s third single. Get a first listen to “Host, Rifles and Coke” HERE.
Last week, DESTRAGE premiered their video for “Purania”, the second single taken from Are You Kidding Me? No, via FEARnet.com. The concept for the video was written by The TJS Collective and produced by Sara Bertagnolli and Gianluca Pagani. Check out the exclusive stream of the “Purania” video HERE.
DESTRAGE released a behind the scenes video filmed during the making of their first video for the song “My Green Neighbour”. Claudia Bagordo who also was in charge of the scenography for the “Purania” video provided the amazing makeup work for “My Green Neighbour”. Check out the behind the scenes video HERE. Then make sure to watch the video for “My Green Neighbour” which can loosely be described as a lyric video, features a pair of zombies making their way through the Warrior Dash in Italy as lyrics splatter onto the screen. “My Green Neighbour” was directed and edited by guitarist Matteo Di Gioia at The Jack Stupid. It can be viewed HERE.
DESTRAGE recorded Are You Kidding Me? No. at RecLab Studios with Larsen Premoli and at Adrenaline Studio with Daniele Nelli. Mixing and mastering was done by Will Putney at The Machine Shop in New Jersey. The cover illustration was done by Marco Tafuri and the layout was completed by The Jack Stupid.
Are You Kidding Me? No. will be released worldwide via Metal Blade Records on March 4th in North America and February 28th/March 3rd in Europe/UK. The album is available for pre-order at metalblade.com/destrage.
DESTRAGE was formed in 2005 in Milan, Italy and has released two full-length albums, Urban Being in 2009, and The King is Fat’N’Old in 2010. Their animated live shows have taken them on tour all over Europe, as well as Japan. DESTRAGE opened for Every Time I Die and Parkway Drive in Milan in June of 2013, and headlined a variety of Italian festivals including: Machete Fest, Rock In Riot, MAV Festival, and more. Touring plans for 2014 are currently in the works and will be unveiled once confirmed.
Paolo Colavolpe – Vocal
Matteo Di Gioia – Guitar
Gabriel Pignata – Bass
Ralph Salati – Guitar
Federico Paulovich – Drums